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Videos from PNHPWW meeting on health care: Jim McDermott, Kshama Sawant, others

The Western Washington Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program held its Ninth Annual Public Meeting on Saturday, July 19th, at Kane Hall, on the University of Washington Campus. The theme of the meeting was: Health Care is a Human Right: Making It Real in Washington State. Here are videos of the speakers: •Health […]

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May Day March and Rally for Workers and Immigrant Rights

Rally with thousands of workers and immigrant rights supporters. The event will focus on standing together with all workers regardless of race, class, gender, sexual identity and documentation status. Join with Radical Women participants who will be marching with the Libertad para Nestora/Freedom for Nestora Committee. Look for our signs and banner! Thursday May 1st, […]

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A manifesto for We the People, in honor of Nelson Mandela

Dedicated to the memory of Nelson Mandela who died on December 5, 2013 at the age of 95.  He led Africa’s struggle for freedom and justice.  A hero to millions, he will be mourned around the world.   We the People need to speak truth to power.  We need to be heard.  We need to […]

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Review of Donald Guitierrez's Feeling the Unthinkable

This is a recent review on Donald Gutierrez’s new book, Feeling The Unthinkable that I wanted to call to your attention.  I sincerely believe that this book should be read by every American concerned about where our country is headed. J. Glenn Evans FEELING THE UNTHINKABLE By DONALD GUTIERREZ AMADOR PUBLISHERS, LLC 611 Delamar Ave […]

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Beacon Hill and Bank of America

Commentary by Bryce Phillips (a SAFE Member) SAFE’s roots are in the Occupy movement which emerged in 2011. The roots of SAFE can also be found in struggles of workers and the unemployed in the 1930s, where eviction blockades and move back-ins were common. There was a moratorium on bank evictions in 25 states and […]

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8/24 panel: Farmworker women battle for workers' Rights & dignity

Celebrate Women’s Rights Day 2013     Farmworker Women Battle for Workers’ Rights and Dignity Speakers Angelica Villa farmworker leader from Lynden, activist with Community to Community, and advocate for women fieldworkers battling sexual harassment Sandy Restrepo immigrant rights activist and attorney with the community-based Colectiva Legal del Pueblo; proud daughter of immigrant parents. Marcelina […]

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SAFE's significant strides

In the past three months SAFE has made significant strides. We’ve engaged in our first eviction blockade. In early May the King County Sheriff posted an eviction notice at the home of SAFE member Jeremy Griffin, and dozens of supporters set up tents in Jeremy’s yard conducting a round-the-clock vigil. At a SAFE press conference […]

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Washington State reps' votes on preserving NSA surveillance

Democratic Representatives Adam Smith, Derek Kilmer, Rick Larsen, and Dennis Heck voted with 134 Republicans to help defeat the Amash Amendment to shutter the NSA’s surveillance function.  (Boo!) Jim McDermott and Suzan DeBene voted FOR the amendment. (Hurray!)   “A majority of Democrats, 111, voted for Amash’s amendment despite the full court press while 83 […]